Friday, 28 August 2009

Step forward...

Another step forward...

I went to the hospital in Liverpool today ON MY OWN! I am not the most confident when it comes to driving on the motorway but have had a few practice runs with the olds and today I took the plunge! I was totally fine (I knew I would be) and got there well on time arriving at 9.30am. I took my ticket in the blood room and took my seat... I then looked up at the bored and realised there was nearly 30 people in front of me! Oh well.. I will remember to take a trashy mag next time! So I twiddled my thumbs and at 10.20 my number got called, bearing in mind I should have taken my tablets at 10! I sat down on the chair and told the phlebotomist that the ward should have sent the forms down so she went off to look for them.. but guess what! They weren't there!

I wasn't impressed to say the least... I had waited for so long and was going to have to go up to the ward to get the forms anyway! Which I did, luckily the lady was nice enough to let me go straight to the front when I got back... I'm sure people just thought I was pushing in.. oh well!

The lady also told me that if it gets near 10am next time that I should just tell them and they can push me to the front so I can take my tablets on time, so thats worth remembering!

I've just had a phonecall from the hospital and my magnesium is low, so I've got to eat lots of veggies (yuck) and red meat! I won't get my tacrolimus levels back till Tuesday and then I am at clinic again on Wednesday to get both the Tac levels checked and the magnesium!

So thats it for today really... did a little but of shopping with my Mum earlier on! We are so looking forward to our weekend with Abigail, she makes me laugh so much! If I hadn't of had my transplant there is no way I would be able to have gone on half the days out with her that I have! Helping my folks look after her keeps us busy and I just wouldn't have been able to do it before... so I am so thankful that I can spend so much time with her, and of course the rest of my family!

So there you go... no stopping me now, Birmingham on my own, train home from Manchester on my own, London on my own and now the Hospital for bloods on my own.... New York 2010? Who knows....

2 comments:

Molly said...

Yay, that's great that you're able to take small steps forward to become more independent :)

Take care,
Moll x x

loulou said...

You're doing fab getting out there and regaining your independent life. It was only last week that I went out on my own to meet a friend for tea and cake...I felt so grown up. I know exactly waht that feeling is like! Yup, I can't wait to hear all about NYC 2010...u go girl! xxx